Kathleen Atmore's Story
A typical child in the hospital can tell caregivers that something hurts, but a child with autism often has trouble communicating those needs and a visit for medical care can turn into a traumatic event for the child. At Children’s National Health System, Autism Specialist and Developmental Neuropsychologist, Kathleen Atmore, PsyD, helps families and the medical team interpret the behavior and needs of these patients, and walks them through their medical stay.
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